Job no: 499882 Position type: Full-Time 12-Month Department: 194100 - Advanced Composites Institute Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS Categories: Support Staff Position Open Date: Feb 28 2020
This position will report to the supervisor of technicians working in the shop and high bay areas. The successful candidate is expected to be the lead technician and fill in for the shop supervisor in his absence. This individual will oversee fabrication, assembly, troubleshooting, and modification of research testing infrastructure.
The Raspet Flight Research Laboratory (RFRL), the premier manned and unmanned aviation research facility in the nation, was established in 1948. RFRL possesses a rich heritage in full-scale aircraft research, development, testing and evaluation (RDT&E), particularly in advanced flight test. RFRL's rich history includes dozens of aviation "firsts," particularly in the application of cutting-edge composite structures in aviation. Today, RFRL's focus is to perform advanced research, development, and testing of: 1) Manned and Unmanned Aircraft; 2) Automated Flight Control Systems; 3) Aircraft Sub-Structures and Components; 4) Ground and Airborne Sensor Systems, including Detect and Avoid; and 5) Ground and Maritime Robotics. MSU's unique position as the only university that is both the FAA-designated lead for the national UAS Center of Excellence, and an FAA-designed UAS Test Site, provides unparalleled capability to conduct world-class research and comprehensive flight testing for unmanned aircraft, ground control systems, component systems, and key supporting technologies such as detect and avoid. In addition to our flight RDT&E capabilities, RFRL also offers cutting-edge composite materials design, fabrication, prototyping, and low-rate initial production through the Marvin B. Dow Stitched Composites Development Center. RFRL also regularly helps grown aviation-related companies and innovative technologies through our role as a technology incubator. Throughout our illustrious aviation history, RFRL has been dedicated to outstanding research programs, strategic alliances with industry and government, and close collaboration with academic units of the university. Raspet offers faculty, staff, students, industry, and government agencies a facility with experience and capability for composite fabrication, structural testing, UAS and component RDT&E, in-flight sensor evaluation, and flight test instrumentation and test assistance.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Oversee fabrication and test apparatus 2. Provides design input to enhance function ability and service ability of research apparatus. 3. Oversees assembly and/or installation of equipment and instrumentation in the high bay and laboratories. 4. Coordinates fabrication by outside vendors to assure acceptability of products. 5. Develops infrastructure to facilitate provision of electrical, thermal, and mechanical services to high bay and laboratories. 6. Serves as shop supervisor during period of supervisor's absence.
High School diploma Four years' experience (machinist and shop activities)
Training beyond a high school level in machining or welding and ten years of experience in an industrial or academic research setting is desired. Experience working in a research setting subject to exacting quality assurance requirements.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Experience as a machinist, along with responsibility for coordinating shop activities. 2. Machining component parts to tight tolerances and in accordance with ISO or Nuclear Quality Assurance requirements. 3. Ability to weld the full range of metals with respect to composition and thickness without damaging fragile components. 4. Competency in plumbing, carpentry and maintenance of mechanical systems. 5. High school diploma. 6. Skills in machining, welding, plumbing, general maintenance, an operation of equipment such as forklifts
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
Regularly involves lifting, bending or other physical exertion. Often exposed to one or more elements such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemicals, etc., with one often to the point of being objectionable. Injuries may require professional treatment. Routine deadlines: usually sufficient lead time; variance in work volume seasonal and predictable; priorities can be anticipated; some interruptions are present; involves occasional exposure to demands and pressures from persons other than immediate supervisor. Job frequently requires standing, walking, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing, handling objects with hands, and lifting up to 50 pounds. Job occasionally requires climbing or balancing, stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling, and lifting more than 100 pounds. Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
Instructions for Applying:
Apply online via MSU Job portal system.
Position contingent upon funding availability.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.
Internal Number: 499882
About Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University represents the highest level of research activity for doctorate-granting institutions and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation as an R1-Very High Research Activity University. Also, a National Science Foundation “Top 100” research University, MSU shelters a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society, and values the talents of our distinguished faculty, staff, and student scholars. Here, a culture of inclusion is fostered and we’re driven each day to make a difference at the local, state, regional, national and global levels. At Mississippi State University we invite you to join us as we continue our momentum in research, teaching, and service.
To apply, please go to http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/
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